VC seeks FG’s support for education

Vice chancellor of University of Abuja, Prof. Michael Adikwu has appealed to the federal government to increase funding and material support for the fledging university to enable it attain the proper status befitting a higher institution located at the Federal Capital Territory.
Prof. Adikwu said that paucity of funds for physical development projects has been one of the major challenges facing the university, describing the institution as notorious for being the school with the highest number of uncompleted projects in the country.
The vice chancellor who made these remarks while delivering a lecture at the a convocation ceremony of the university said that until the federal government “lends its mighty helping hands to the university towards completing its outstanding physical projects, it would be difficult for the institution to take its proper place and contribute to national development.
He therefore urged the graduands to cultivate a changed attitude towards national development, and adapt to perseverance and ingenuity now that Nigeria needs personal and collective sacrifices from the citizenry.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for showing keen interest in the development of education, stressing that the sector and the nation’s youth population have immensely benefited from several palliatives rolled out by the present administration.
Chancellor of the university and Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris charged the graduating students to be good ambassadors of their alma mater.
He disclosed that the first set of medical doctors from the institution who graduated in December last year are currently undergoing internship at the university’s teaching hospital in Gwagwalada.


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